If you’ve ever wondered whether or not a career in real estate is in the cards for you, here’s a quick and easy way to find out!
Drawing on the input, experience, and expertise of real estate industry leaders, we’ve put together a fun but thought-provoking quiz that should provide you with some insights on the matter.
Here’s the thing. Not only will our fast and fun quiz give you a feel as to how well your personality, work style, and life goals match up with a career in real estate, but it will serve as a practice run for questions to come.
What do we mean by that?
Many nationally known real estate franchises rely on online personality tests in their recruitment efforts, including Keller Williams, Century 21, and Berkshire Hathaway. The same is true for some of the larger brokerages you’re liable to connect with.
So, while we might not be able answer the question, “Which Friends character are you?,” our Real Estate Career Quiz should shed some light on your compatibility with a possible real estate career path.
Alrighty, time to jump into the quiz. No reason for sweaty palms, though. This is for educational purposes only. And if you have trouble deciding which, if either, response applies to you, pick the one that most closely represents you or your thinking.
Don’t worry about the color-coding for now; we’ll explain what that’s all about later. Just take the test, and don’t forget to have fun!
If you were an even blend of all four styles, you would score a 25% for each color. A higher percentage for any one color is an indicator of a primary behavior style.
Please understand that with a short quiz like this, each answer carries a lot of weight. A more scientifically rigorous test would contain many more questions and take much longer to complete. We didn’t want to put you through that, but felt like this would be enough to get you thinking about how your personality style matches up to a career in real estate.
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The truth is no one behavioral style is an absolute indicator of success in real estate — or any other career, for that matter. While some styles might be more prevalent than others, a determined individual of any style will be successful.
That disclaimer aside, many experienced industry leaders say that the red and yellow behavioral styles are often found in those who excel in the traditional real estate agent role.
Their competitive and outgoing personalities mesh well with a people-oriented career where personal earnings are largely self-determined.
Those found with green and purple styles can also excel in these roles but might find they need to operate outside of their comfort zones on occasion to do so.
Smart brokers will not look for personality clones of themselves nor for one, single behavioral type. Instead, they will understand the importance of a well-rounded team and one that reflects the needs of the clients their brokerage has strategically chosen to focus on.
Another thing to consider before deciding whether or not your personality type is a good match for a career in this industry is to realize that a real estate license is a passport to a variety of career paths, each requiring a slightly different skill set, personality, and temperament.
In other words, even if you do not see yourself as the stereotypical, gladhanding residential agent, you might feel completely at home in any one of these other roles:
A real estate professional that specializes in foreclosures can take on a variety of responsibilities, from assisting distressed homeowners with restructuring their loans to advising investors in the purchase of foreclosed properties. Attention to detail and the ability to accurately handle the mountain of paperwork that accompanies foreclosure properties is critical. That’s true whether it’s helping the homeowner fulfill their obligations or developing an investment property analysis for a client. Although foreclosure sales are often residential sales, the principals involved may include lending officials and investor types as well as typical home buyers and sellers. The added stress and complexity surrounding these transactions requires a heightened ability to empathize with the parties involved. Therefore, those with a helping, supportive nature might flourish in this role. And those with meticulous attention to detail will be appreciated by the lenders involved. Consequently, those with the “green” and “purple” personality styles might do well to consider this career path.
Well, there you have it. If you’re ready to learn more about a career in real estate, we’ve got you covered!